Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

April 25, 2013

Saturday tour excellent chance to revisit the past

By MEL RHODES

To understand a place and its people, one must understand the history behind them both. History is how we got to where we are, a back drop against which today must be viewed, the root that makes tomorrow possible.

Suffice it to say, history is important, and not a dead thing, but living through the efforts of groups like the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission.

Whether you're a history buff or just curious, the Commission's Palo Pinto County Historic & Wildflower Tour set for Saturday is for you. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about this county's singular past.

Eight historic places around the county will be highlighted on the tour. And there will be no stuffy, museum-like atmosphere; it's a driving tour, and you may start and finish where you like.  

Sites include the Old Jail Museum in Palo Pinto, Lover’s Retreat, Johnson League, the Opal Guest Chapel (Strawn Presbyterian Church), the Stuart Estate, Strawn Museum, Palo Pinto Mountain State Park and the Belding Ranch. The brilliant thing is that some of these sites are not open to the public except during these tours.

As you can see, there's lots to see and experience on this annual tour, chances to step back in time and contemplate the connection we all have with yesterday.

Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and everyone is invited.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $2 for children, ages 6-15. Tickets will be available at any of the eight locations. But your best bet might be to start at the Old Jail Museum in Palo Pinto where maps should be available. Call it a good starting point and just a suggestion.

Advance tickets are available at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, or at the Old Jail Museum.

That's the spiel, the "whole enchilada." Here's your chance to learn more about your home county, native or adopted.

Check out the Palo Pinto County Historic Commission’s Facebook page or website at www.palopintohistory.com.

And above all, should you avail yourself of this opportunity, enjoy!

 

1
Text Only
Top Stories
  • 0720 one geese IMG_0387.jpg Wild goose hunt?

    A large flock of Canadian geese that have roosted at Holiday Hills Country Club might have management stuck like a duck.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 TFT stage.JPG Setting the stage

    Texas Frontier Trails is, well, once again on the trail.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • budget cover.jpg Optimism in numbers

    Next year's proposed budget seeds optimism for Mineral Well's growth.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing set for second fire district proposal

    PALO PINTO – Palo Pinto County Commissioners set a date for a hearing to place a petition on the Nov. 4 general election ballot to create a second Emergency Services District.

    July 29, 2014

  • Inquiry made on housing children at CCA

    An inquiry about housing at the former Corrections Corporation of America facility at Wolters Industrial Park some of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed illegally into the United States seems to be nothing more than that, at least for now.

    July 28, 2014 2 Stories

  • Woman killed in one-vehicle wreck

    SALESVILLE – A Mineral Wells woman died Friday after she crashed her car into a brick retaining wall near Hilltop Road.

    July 28, 2014

  • bryan joyner1.jpg Back on the beat

    It is never too late to start a music career – or restart one as the case may be. For Mineral Wells High School Class of 1989 graduate Bryan Adam Joyner, restarting his is the case. He is once again making a strong push to get his music into the mainstream while performing wherever he can.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • FLIPPED TEACHING

    Teenagers seem to voraciously consume YouTube videos, whether watching Miley Cyrus and Pharrell’s latest pop music sensation, Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s workout spoof or skateboarders wiping out.

    July 27, 2014

  • Barbara Dews and compost.jpg Inspectors return to health products company

    Texas Department of State Health Services inspectors arrived Wednesday to investigate a Mineral Wells-based natural health products manufacturer, Metro Chem Associates, as part of ongoing Attorney General’s probe into the company’s operations.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • kitchen fire.jpg Kitchen fire damages county home

    PALO PINTO COUNTY – For Garen Wyatt, of Mineral Wells, mid-morning Thursday turned into one of those days in which a few minutes proved the tipping point between bad and devastating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.